Crawford Lake & Rattlesnake Point

Crawford Lake & Rattlesnake Point

5km trail connects the two parks

This route is currently unavailable - all seats are sold out, or no more buses are scheduled for this year.

You can spend the whole day in Crawford Lake or Rattlesnake Point, or hike Bruce Trail from one park to another!

70 km From toronto
1 hour
school bus

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$55
  • Students / Seniors$50
  • Children$28
  • Regular rate$40
  • Students / Seniors$36
  • Children$20

Conservation area entry fees are included.



Our new route takes you to Halton Conservation’s Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake Conservation areas. Pick-up and drop-offs are available at both parks, but you can visit both in one day by hiking the Bruce Trail!


Here is the approximate map of the hike between the parks. Start your day off at Rattlesnake Point and enjoy the scenic views from the top of the escarpment on the Vista Adventure Trail (green). Here you will find cedar trees estimated to be over 800 years old! Visit the Buffalo Crag or Nassagaweya look-out points for panoramic views. The Vista Adventure Trail meets up with the top of the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail (red), which will take you down through the Nassagaweya Canyon, which cuts through the Niagara Escarpment, on the Bruce Trail (blue/purple/yellow).


The Canyon is full of natural wonders! Limestone cliff faces, caves, rare plants like the hackberry tree more ancient cedars, and lots of birding opportunities.


The Bruce trail is made up the main Bruce Trail (blue) and Side Trails (yellow and purple). Remember to follow the blazes! White markers indicate the main Bruce trail and blue markers indicate you are on a side trail. Follow this trail all the way to Crawford Lake Conservation Area and end at the Iroquoian Village the famous meromictic lake. The trail is a 4.7 km trek one-way to travel between parks.


To hike it round-trip is almost 10km, which is estimated to take between 4-5 hours (but you can do just one-way)! The round-trip map is available on AllTrails App - highly recommended as you can track yourself in real time. Be sure to bring enough water and pack a lunch if you plan to hike between parks.


Warning: occasionally sections of the trail between parks can close due to safety hazards (fallen trees after big storms). It is open as of May 27, 2022 (just reopened after May 2022 Derecho Storm), but it is wise to check with park staff on the day of arrival.

Stops in Rattlesnake Point & Crawford Lake

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Rattlesnake Point

Rattlesnake Point is located at the top of the escarpment and is the recommended drop-off if you are hiking the trail connecting Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake.

Estimated Arrival
11:05 AM

Departure
04:30 PM

Crawford Lake

Explore the longhouse village and learn about local First Nations history. Watch the turtles paddling in the meromictic lake on a walk around the boardwalk. Enjoy a day hike from Crawford Lake through the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail. If you are hiking from Rattlesnake Point, this could be your destination and pickup at the end of the day.

Estimated Arrival
10:55 AM

Departure
04:45 PM

Pickup Locations In Toronto

34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)

34 Asquith is located about 100 meters from Bloor-Yonge subway entrance (Yonge Street Entrance).

Departure
09:45 AM

Estimated Return
05:45 PM

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